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Gwinnett County Public Schools

Middle School Promotion Requirements

 

 

2023-24 Gwinnett County Public Schools Middle School Promotion Criteria

 

 

6th Grade

 

 

About Promotion to 7th Grade

To earn promotion to the 7th grade, students are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed.

Should a student not earn promotion to 7th grade, he or she may have the opportunity to attend summer school to learn the AKS standards not mastered during the school year. Students may attend summer school for no more than two semester-long classes.

 

 

7th Grade

 

 

About Promotion to 8th Grade

To earn promotion to the 8th grade, students are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed.

Should a student not earn promotion to 8th grade, he or she may have the opportunity to attend summer school to learn the AKS standards not mastered during the school year. Students may attend summer school for no more than two semester-long classes.

 

 

8th Grade

 

 

About Promotion to 9th Grade

To earn promotion to the 9th grade, students are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed.

Should a student not earn promotion to 9th grade, he or she may have the opportunity to attend summer school to learn the AKS standards not mastered during the school year. Students may attend summer school for no more than two semester-long classes.

In Georgia, 8th grade students also are required to achieve a reading status of Grade Level or Above on the English Language Arts Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessment and achieve the performance level of Developing or higher on the Mathematics Georgia Milestones EOG Assessment. Students who do not meet either of these state promotion requirements may be required to retest after summer school.

For the 2023-24 school year, the Mathematics Georgia Milestones EOG Assessment will not be used to determine promotion as the state completes standards setting for the math assessment due to the introduction of new math standards. A student’s grades in mathematics will be used to determine if students have met the mathematics promotion criteria for 8th grade.

Students who do not meet grade level proficiency for the reading status and/or achieve the performance level of Developing or higher on the Mathematics EOG assessment but who have a yearlong average that is passing (70 or higher) in the corresponding course (Language Arts or Math) may be promoted. 

 

 

Note: Promotion for an English Learner (EL) or a student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is guided by the student’s English Learner Proficiency Plan.